Past Event7 Oct 2016

Bold Worlds: New Frontiers

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Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall

Classical music


  • Steve Reich – Three Movements
  • Mason Bates – Violin Concerto
  • Dvorak – Symphony No. 9 in E Minor

FREE pre-concert talk starts 45 minutes prior to the concert at the Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall.


We celebrate Steve Reich’s 80th birthday with his minimalist Three Movements. Reich explains that this isn’t meaningless mechanical music, but sound palettes inspired ‘by the changing light as clouds move slowly across the sky’.

It was the ancient creatures of prehistoric times that inspired the eclectic soundscapes of contemporary American composer Mason Bates. His Violin Concerto explores primitive themes as they transform into magnificent, soaring melodies. Continuing the tradition of the Bold Worlds series – to present new concertos by the soloists for whom they were composed – the stunning violinist Anne Akiko Meyers performs this adventurous new work.

Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 From the New World completes the programme's exploration of American music. Conducted by the American maestro Fawzi Haimor, he will lead us through this celebration of new frontiers with his focused, precise and elegant style.

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